Software

Emissions lies haunt VW as automaker faces tougher U.S. Justice Department

Feb. 8, 2016 14:18 CET

VW's emissions-cheating software has not directly been responsible for any deaths, yet the U.S. Justice Department may treat it more harshly than General Motors and Toyota, two automakers whose vehicles have killed people....
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Audi prepares recall of rigged diesels in Germany

Feb. 2, 2016 11:08 CET

Audi expects to begin recalling models fitted with rigged diesels in Germany next month. Audi plans to fix 580,000 cars in the country as part of a recall that will be expanded across Europe....
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VW wins approval to start European recall of rigged diesels

Jan. 28, 2016 11:12 CET

VW Group won approval for the first stage of its recall of 8.5 million VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat vehicles in Europe with rigged diesel engines - while at the same time disputing that the recall means the models have "defeat" devices as defined by EU law....
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VW's top committee will meet Feb. 3 on emissions crisis, report says

Jan. 26, 2016 12:09 CET

VW's supervisory board executive panel, the automaker's top committee, will meet for the third time in three weeks on Feb. 3, as the automaker continues to grapple with a scandal over rigged diesel emissions tests, sources said....
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South Korean antitrust agency probes VW over emissions ads

Jan. 22, 2016 14:32 CET

Volkswagen Group is being probed by South Korea's antitrust regulator over claims it made in advertising relating to emissions from its cars, an official at the agency told Reuters....
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GM buys ride-sharing company Sidecar's assets to support Lyft alliance

6:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

GM is following up its $500 million bet on Lyft with another flashy, though far less costly, move to fortify itself against the rise of Uber Technologies....
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European Investment Bank puts loans to VW on hold

Jan. 14, 2016 13:41 CET

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has stopped loans to Volkswagen Group pending an investigation into whether some of its previous funding could been used by the German carmaker to cheat diesel emissions tests....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW CEO faces crucial meeting after California board rejects diesel fix

Jan. 13, 2016 10:57 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller faces a crucial meeting today with U.S. regulators to discuss ways out of the emissions-cheating crisis, a day after California rejected VW's initial proposed diesel engine fix, calling it "incomplete."...
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Luxury brands tap mobile software experts to polish premium cachet

8:46 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Software expertise has become the new battleground for luxury automakers as the latest premium cars compete on high-tech innovations rather than sheer power or luxury, something that requires millions of lines of code....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW says 6.7 billion euros is enough to cover diesel fixes

Jan. 12, 2016 11:11 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker expects 6.7 billion euros ($7.28 billion) will be enough to cover fixes for about 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide involved in an emissions cheating scandal....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

Sweden opens fraud probe into Volkswagen emissions scandal

Jan. 12, 2016 12:46 CET

Volkswagen is facing a preliminary investigation by Swedish prosecutors who say they are examining serious fraud and the keeping of false records in relation to the automaker's diesel emissions scandal....
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Ford seeks drone app for disaster zones

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

When disaster strikes, an F-150 can only go so far....
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Apple registers automobile domain names, including 'apple.car'

7:17 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Apple has registered domain names related to automobiles, adding to speculation about the company's plans to develop an automobile....
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BlackBerry joins self-driving car race

6:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

BlackBerry laid out plans Wednesday for building autonomous car software, jumping into a race with the likes of Apple, Google and Tesla to capture a piece of the ballooning industry....
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BlackBerry joins self-driving car race with software platform

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

BlackBerry laid out its plans for building autonomous car software, jumping into a race with the likes of Apple, Google and Tesla Motors to capture a piece of the ballooning industry....
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Harman to buy Michigan auto cybersecurity company

11:12 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Harman said today it agreed to buy automotive cybersecurity company TowerSec, as part of efforts to boost security of its offerings designed for connected vehicles....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW investigated by EU over loans amid diesel scandal

Dec. 16, 2015 14:43 CET

The European Union's anti-fraud office is investigating loans Volkswagen Group received from the European Investment Bank to produce cleaner engines....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW gets approval for diesel fixes in Europe

Dec. 16, 2015 15:23 CET

German authorities signed off on Volkswagen Group's proposed fixes for about 8.5 million diesel engines in Europe that contain software designed to cheat emissions tests, with repairs set to start early next year....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

Germany to retest VW diesel emissions after engine fixes, report says

Dec. 15, 2015 12:20 CET

German authorities will retest the emissions of Volkswagen Group diesel vehicles after the company has installed fixes in cars caught up in a cheating scandal, a German daily reported....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will recall 2.46 million cars with illegal software in Germany, report says

Nov. 30, 2015 11:03 CET

Volkswagen Group will recall 2.46 million diesel vehicles in Germany fitted with illegal emissions-cheating software, including VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models, a newspaper report said....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will save 1.9 billion euros by reducing variants

Nov. 27, 2015 16:08 CET

VW Group has identified about 1.9 billion euros ($2 billion) in savings at its core brand that include reducing variants and trim options in a bid to help offset fines and recalls stemming from the manipulation of vehicle emissions....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Audi suspends 2 engineers following U.S. emissions stumble

Nov. 26, 2015 12:45 CET

Audi has suspended two engineers after its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engines were found to have evaded emissions limits in the U.S., Rupert Stadler, Audi's CEO, was quoted as saying in a newspaper report....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW gets record fine in South Korea for emissions cheat

Nov. 26, 2015 11:01 CET

South Korea became the first country outside the U.S. to punish VW Group for cheating in emissions tests, slapping the automaker with a record fine of 14.1 billion won ($12.31 million) and ordering a recall of 125,522 vehicles....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW sticks to 6.7 billion euro provision for diesel recall

Nov. 25, 2015 12:50 CET

VW will not reduce a planned provision of 6.7 billion euros ($7.1 billion) to cover the costs of its recall of 8.5 million diesel vehicles in Europe even though technical fixes for the affected cars will likely turn out to be less complex than initially thought....
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VW scandal may result in more power for car inspectors

Nov. 24, 2015 11:14 CET

The German government is considering expanding the powers of technical inspectors examining cars in the wake of VW's emissions cheating scandal. The announcement comes after the head of a technical inspection unit accused Berlin of bowing to pressure from automakers....
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